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Candidate Unhappy Over IPTV Gubernatorial Debate Exclusion

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JOHNSTON, Iowa – Iowa Public Television could face a lawsuit over its upcoming debate involving the candidates for governor.

At this point only Republican nominee Terry Branstad and Democratic nominee Jack Hatch are invited to take part in the debate.

Despite being on the ballot, libertarian candidate Dr. Lee Hieb isn’t being allowed to participate.

She commented about IPTV’s decision on its website saying, “well let’s take the “public” out of Iowa Public TV. It’s official. I’m excluded from the governor debate.”

Hieb also says a law firm is looking into the legalities of IPTV’s decision.

IPTV says Heib hasn’t met their criteria to take part in the debate.

Among the requirements, the candidate must take a position on at least three issues, has raised at least $50,000 in campaign funds and appeared in at least five news stories.

Take a look at the criteria here.


  • Eric Durbin

    You should invite her on to talk about it during your “three minutes in the chair” segment. And then give her another 4 news articles to meet the arbotrary 5 news article requirement. Thanks for #1

  • DRLEEHaeiD

    Dr. Lee Hieb….it seems to me that this girl love China and she will make sure that jobs will go oversea for Chinese people

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